Holiday Waste Collections

Holiday Collection Schedule

The only holidays that will affect residential trash and recycling collection are as follows:

  • New Year's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
There will be no trash or recycling service on holidays noted above. Waste Management will resume pick-up on the day following the holiday. Trash and recycling pick-up for the observed holiday and all subsequent days of the week will be delayed by one day. For instance, if the holiday falls on Monday, then Monday service will occur on Tuesday and Tuesday service will occur on Wednesday, etc. Households with Friday service will receive pick-up on Saturday. If the holiday falls on Wednesday, then Monday and Tuesday service will be normal, Wednesday will have service on Thursday, Thursday will have service on Friday, and Friday service will occur on Saturday. 

For all other holidays, please place your carts at the curb if it is your regular service day. For a trouble-free pick-up, please place carts at curb by 7 a.m., make sure that lids on carts close completely and follow service guidelines. 

The Woodlands Recycling Center on Research Forest Drive will be open every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, regardless of holidays. 
  1. Guidelines for December Holiday Pickups
  2. Christmas Tree Collections
  3. Extra Household Waste

Guidelines for Recycling Gift Boxes and Wrappings: 

Waste Management has discontinued courtesy collection of extra holiday boxes and wrapping paper the week after the holiday. Extra boxes left outside of the cart will not be picked up unless items are bagged and affixed with an extra trash pink tag. Please see the Extra Household Waste guidelines.

Residents can recycle extra boxes at The Woodlands Recycling Center or by requesting bulky cardboard pickup from Waste Management at 800-800-5804 or  

Please recycle only the accepted items in your recycling cart. Failure to follow guidelines will result in items being left at the curb.